New Meetup: Paranormal Evidence - Qualification & Debunking (lecture) @ Doubletree Suites

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 6, 2009 2:32 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Paranormal Evidence - Qualification & Debunking (lecture) @ Doubletree Suites

When: January 24,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Disclaimer: I automatically believe that anything with the word "paranormal" in it is a bunch of hooey. It's a dumb knee-jerk reaction. I can't help it. This doesn't mean I ever openly insult people who believe in the paranormal. I just have this vague feeling that any speaker who lectures about the paranormal must be a con-man, and what they are selling must be snake-oil... But... Oh, I really, really love a good ghost story... I found this one on Boston.Com's event calendar...

From the Paranormal Seminars Site:
http://digital3media.com/ngm/seminar/4235/template_90/HTML/Seminar2.htm

"On Saturday, January 24th at 1:00PM Join Michael Baker as he takes you on an interactive journey through the fascinating world of paranormal evidence evaluation.

"Not only will we examine and evaluate some of the more popular pieces of modern paranormal evidence, but also explore some of the scientific principles, methods and ideologies that go into capturing, qualifying and debunking evidence. Through video and exciting evidence presentations, we will discover the useful principles of forensic (CSI type) evidence analysis to help you sort out what?s real and what?s not.

"Attendees will view and evaluate various evidence captured over the years by paranormal investigation teams across the U.S., as well as some of the more popular and controversial evidence presented on the internet today. Learn to use and understand the check list evaluation method as well as discuss the various aspects of human behavior and deception".

Price: $22.00
Duration: 4 hours

Agenda:

1. Introduction - What is evidence qualification? Participants will discuss and learn how to identify qualified evidence.
2. The Check List Evaluation Method ? Participants will learn to understand and utilize the 5 point checklist method when evaluating evidence (Perspective, Proportion, Physics, Psychology, Relation)

3. Video Evidence - The detection of post production processing, CGI effects and perspective based illusions.
4. Photographic Evidence ? Understanding photography, photographic anomalies and editing techniques.
5. Audio Evidence ? Software analysis, enhancement and audio perspective analysis.

... Anybody want to investigate this with me?

Purchase tickets: (Paid via Paypal): "Tickets will be mailed to you within 3 business days".
http://digital3media.com/ngm/seminar/4235/template_90/HTML/order.htm

Driving Directions: in Adobe Acrobat's PDF format http://www.hiltonfamilyboston.com/docs/dgsbw/dir_dtgs_bo_waltham.pdf

About New Gravity Media:
http://digital3media.com/ngm/about.htm

"New Gravity Media is a fully independent award winning film and media Production Company dedicated to the creation and distribution of theatrical, documentary, commercial and independent motion pictures as well as special interest projects such as digital animation, audio production, cinematography and script/story board creation. NGM (founded by Michael J. Baker and Anthony Z Monti) is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts with two post-production facilities located in Everett and Waltham Massachusetts. With over 10 years of experience in the multimedia/entertainment field, NGM is bringing a level of creativity and ambition to the table that is rarely seen in today?s independent film industry".

Mr. Baker appeared on Sci Fi channel's program "Ghost Hunter" in February 2008.

Apparantly, as co-founder of New Gravity Media, he made this film "14 degrees - a Paranormal Documentary" (Press Release: 10/4/2007http://www.send2press.com/newswire/2007-10-1004-002.shtml ) " The New Gravity Media team immersed themselves in the paranormal world and not only interviewed, but followed independent research teams on over two dozen paranormal investigations throughout the northeast. The film crew traveled over 6,000 miles across 4 states, spoke to over 60 paranormal researchers, and shot over 280 hours of footage all of which has been condensed in to this 2 hour feature film which will be nationally released on DVD the night of the premiere".

About 14 Degrees, Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Degrees-Paranormal-Documentary-Hosted-Mark/dp/B000XHD8JA

" touches base with some of the regions most respected paranormal researchers, mediums, scientists, skeptics, and of course... ghosts to bring you an in depth 'behind the scenes' look at the subject that has the world afraid to sleep alone"

... How do you get to the Doubletree Suites in Waltham by T? What bus line is it?

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/9460305/

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